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governor scott walker's union stripping law there and surprise ruling in virginia on republican efforts to effectively ban abortion in the state of virginia. and another surprise ruling today shutting down a big voter purge planned by a republican secretary of state in one of the nine swing states that both presidential campaigns believe is going to decide this election. that is all ahead this hour, all from today's news. it is a very big show. >>> we start with tonight's top story and with a decision made in march 2003, which is when then-president george w. bush ordered the u.s.-led invasion of iraq, march 2003. it was also the month when it was ordered that the flag-draped coffins of american service members killed abroad could not be photographed when those coffins got back to the united states. that change in policy under george w. bush was a source of anger and controversy. it is why coffins were sometimes used in anti-iraq war protests to visually represent those real caskets of americans killed in the war that the bush administration would not allow the country to see. the bush
. the incumbent is leading into october in the debates. they're both in battleground virginia, my home state today. we'll have more later. since it is thursday, it's time for presidential football. >> personal foul, number 93, red. >> the officials lost control of the philadelphia/baltimore game among others. >> yes, unless you are buried under a rock, you know the nfl has kicked the replacement refs to the curb. >> the packers playing at the goal line. as wilson scrambles to keep it alive. the game's final play is to the end zone, which is fumbled by tate with jennings simultaneous. who has it? who do they give it to? touchdown! one guy goes on touchdown, and the other said no. >> that play is why the regular refs are back on the field starting tonight in baltimore. what does that have to do with the presidential race you ask? for nfl teams like the packers, the new regular refs can begin a reset for their season. for mitt romney it's time for another campaign reset. can the debates mean a new season for mitt and bring him closer to the end zone? our pal ed rendell joins us. governor, can rom knn
supporters you might want to look away for this part. in swing state virginia president obama is up by two points. in swing state new hampshire, it's president obama up by five points. in swing state pennsylvania, it's president obama up by seven points. do we still call michigan a swing state? mitt romney supporters you can drop your hands from in front of your eyes here. the latest poll in michigan has mr. obama up by four in michigan. which is a lot less than the 12-point and 14-point leads the president has also had in michigan polls there this month. but for what it's worth, i should also tell you we have national polls. for the national polls mitt romney supporters it's time for the finger vision. president obama up by five points. that's the fox news poll. the gallup dayly tracking poll had been quite close recently. now gallup shows president obama up by six. even really quite ostentatiously republican leaning rasmussen poll gives president obama a one-point advantage nationally. basically across the board in the polls that matter, in the states that matter, the obama campaign is a
in northern virginia. quote, romney/ryan doing more to fight the spread of lyme disease. this is first posted today by mother johns. here's another page of the flyer. what can a president do about lyme disease? really now? is mitt romney running for president because of tick-borne illness? really? or is somebody else on the campaign food chain making the decisions about what to campaign on? because it is when the freelancing happens, when people start getting desperate and taking matters into their own hands, that then maybe you get a presidential campaign that's trying to be about tick-borne diseases related to deer. maybe that will work in northern virginia? and sometimes it's your buddy, the other mogul with the yacht singing your yacht parking praises. because who among us has not had this challenge. then sometimes it's exactly what you think it's going to be. >> y'all sound like y'all are senior citizens, right? yeah, we don't want -- you don't want obama. you really don't want obama, because he'll get rid of your medicare. you might as well say good-bye to it. yeah, and i don't know if
in the 40s much of shenandoah wa valley, much of western maryland and west virginia. down into the mid-40s in most of those locations. farther east, closer to washington, just near 50 degrees in the nearby suburbs. near 60 in washington and right near the chesapeake bay. hour by hour, by 7:00 a.m., mid-50s. bright and sunny, still that chill in the air. mild midday noon lunch hour into the mid-70s. by 3:00, students coming home from school, low humidity, bright sun near 80 degrees. back home from work by late afternoon, upper 70s. sunrise 6:47. sunset 7:20. i'll be back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. your first 4 traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. thanks, tom. >>> if you're traveling the beltway, inner loop of the beltway at the dulles toll road, had a disabled vehicle there, it's now gone. also gone, as you're traveling on i h-95 at prince william parkway. that's clear. we're still seeing delays heavy out of dale city as you continue to head northbound. that right lane was blocked of prince william parkway. now travel lanes open. if you're traveling along i-66,
down to a half mile visibility. culpeper, virginia, at a third. stanton at zero mile visibility. it could drop a bit more too around leesburg, winchester, and martinsburg at .3 mile visibility. the rain is moving out. quiet conditions everywhere from baltimore down to annapolis and diehl. that's all headed toward eastern maryland right now. temperatures also mild. 67 in college park. rockville at 63. fort belvoir you're coming in at 64 degrees. luray 61. that is one of our cool spots off to the west. here's a look at the forecast hour by hour. 8:00 a.m., i think the fog will be lifting. we'll have some breaks, more in the cloud cover with a mixture of clouds and sun today. 77 degrees by around noontime. 81 degrees our high temperature for today with a few showers returning and even thunderstorms by 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, maybe even 7:00 or so. right now first 4 traffic. >> thanks, veronica. >>> still check on the situation on the outer loop of the beltway. here's what's happening. taking the outer loop toward connecticut avenue, the crash is reportedly now in the shoulder lane. i nee
valley, mountains of west virginia, western maryland, all the areas of dark green in the 50s. that includes nearby suburbs in prince george's, arlington, fairfax, montgomery counties. reagan national is at 62. later today, here is your hour by hour for the day. by 6:00 a.m., still in the 50s and low 60s. chilly, not a lot of wind. wind will pick up later this morning and be a bit blustery through midday and into the afternoon. lots of sun. highs reaching upper 70s by midafternoon. sunrise 6:45. sunset 6:24. i'm back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. right now mike is in for danella with your "first 4 traffic." >>> things looking good on the beltway. the construction on wilson bridge has been taken away. no residual delays. let's talk about the beltway in maryland. no delays on the outer loop from 95 to 270. here we are taking a live look at colesville road. it's about a ten-minute ride from 95 to 270 at 61 miles an hour. if you're planning on taking mass transit, worry free on the metro real, marc trains, and virginia rail express. >> thank you. >>> new this morning, a
the university of virginia center for politics. as we head into first presidential debate, we'll talk about the state of america at home and abroad with the distinguished panel. michelle rhee, former head of the washington, d.c. school system and founder of students first. economist mark zandi of moody analytics. bob woodward, author of "the price of politics" and hendrick smith, author of the new book "who stole the american dream?." it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and we welcome now to the broadcast new jersey governor chris christie. governor, thank you for being here. governor i have to start off by saying i don't hear very many republicans these days who think mitt romney is doing very well. what's your take here? >> well, he's had a tough couple of weeks. let's be honest. i'm not going to sit here and come on this morning and sugar coat the last couple of weeks. they've been tough. but here's the great news for republicans -- we have a candidate who is going to do extraord
-maryland ads. from this west virginia casino. they want marylanders to keep coming to west virginia... casinos like theirs. spending one hundred seventy million a year. question seven will keep those dollars at home. with a limited expansion of gaming that will mean... hundreds of millions for schools in the baltimore area... and across the state... according to the department of legislative services. and with independent audits required by law... question seven means millions for maryland schools. guaranteed. both democrats and republicans face a big challenge heading in to november... voter apathy.many voters seem reluctant to head to the reasons.as athena jones - explains, bbth parties are pushing hard to get oottthe vot. vote. --reporter pkg-as follows -- it's a fixture at every obama campaign rally... a voting call to arms...and saturday in wisconsin was no different... don't boo,,vote! vote !! i'm asking you for your vote. some 733million americans are eligible to vote - but aren't registered, accordiig to census figures. so, registering people and campaigns -- here in wisconsin and i
office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >>> earlier this morning, the u.s. military handed over control of bagram prison. bagram prison holds about 3,000 detainees. afghan president hamid karzai called the action a victory for afghan sovereignty. the taliban reportedly threatened to kill prince harry. sky news is reporting the taliban is describing the 27-year-old as a high value target and they will, quote, make their best efforts to arrest or kill him. harry arrived in afghanistan last week for his second tour of duty. officials say harry did not want any royal treatment during this mission. harry's first tour in afghanistan was back in 2008. it was kept a secret because of security concerns. >>> we now have a new fir
of that as you make your way between 3 and route 17. just a bit slow in virginia. let's head over to i-66. not seeing delays there. we'll give you a live look as you make your way past sudley. nice and clear eastbound and westbound as well. as you make your way inside the beltway, i-66 clear as well. here's a live look at spout run parkway, no issues to report. as you make your way from the 495 to gw parkway, you're at 61 miles per hour. just about a half hour. eun, back over to you. >>> it's about almost 80 years, but this year washingtonians will finally get to see playoff baseball. >> the ins fanationals fans, yo over. your team is in the playoffs. >> got to love it. the nationals beat the dodgers 4-1 to clinch the franchise's first berth. the man who has been here since day one started the scoring. ryan zimmerman drove in bryce harper, and it got going from there. manager davie johnson hopes it's just the beginning. >> what's the big deal? it's fun, but that's not what i had my eye on. it's a nice step to get here. every manager that's leading the division, that's the only thing that
to me. you've seen real turn arounds. >> wisconsin? >> wisconsin. virginia. there's a bunch of places where they're not doing well. i think you are going to start to see the money flow after the first debate. >> i think the big debate is going to be a big deal. shall we cover it together? >> that would be great. >> excellent. >> up with chris hayes" airs at 8:00 in the morning. >> we'll talk about how the economy might be better than we had realized. the debate we're having about the economy is not the debate that a lot of people, commit call commentators and critics on the left and right thought we'd be having. we want to dig into the numbers beneath the headline numbers that might make that the case. "up with chris hayes," set your dvr now or your alarm clock. if you could choose a super power would it be the act to fly, be invisible or more powerful than a speeding locomotive? senator scott buon apparently has a super power. we will attempt to give it a name next. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like our exchange traded funds, or etfs tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 which now have the lowest tdd#: 1-800
romney ads all the time. so are you, north carolina and nevada and florida and ohio and virginia. the eight states that are being targeted in the ad campaign, an ad campaign so big the campaign describes it as a carpet bombing. and this list of states, the states you see marked on the map right here, that is pretty much where the election is going to be fought from here on out. this map, you will notice, doesn't include all of the places we have been thinking about and talking about as swing states. the romney is not placing ads in michigan, wisconsin or pennsylvania. the super pacs have pulled their ads from michigan. romney is trailing in michigan by as much as seven points there. the pro romney pac money has dropped out of pennsylvania where romney is also behind in the polls. the romney campaign and pacs together, of course, have more money than god and mick jagger combined, so they could still decide to spend money wherever, whenever. this almost have infinite resources in terms of ad dollars in this campaign season. unless something changes in their strategy, it looks like
. in our headlines now. >>> one person is dead after a wrong way crash in stafford county, virginia. that accident happened yesterday along route 16 in stafford lakes parkway. witnesses saw a pickup truck suddenly speed up and cross into oncoming traffic. that truck crashed head-on into another truck. the driver of that truck died. >>> the wife of a man who was brutally attacked near eastern market is speaking out about the incident. thomas nosslin was jumped last month. three men attacked him, stole his iphone, and savagely beat him. the men robbed three other people later that night, but police caught and arrested him for those robberies. police found four phones when they arrested the men. one of the phones belonged to maslin, but only a few days ago police connected them to the attack. >> i'm really grateful for the hard work to the police department and the detectives. they're incredible, and they don't get a lot of credit. i want to recognize everything they've done to bring justice to our case. >> maslin is still in the hospital recovering from brain injuries. >>> thanks to a
will run through virginia tomorrow. president obama will visit virginia beach tomorrow morning. mitt romney will be in our area. he has a rally planned at american legion post 176 in springfield. tomorrow's events come two days after vice president joe biden held a campaign event in chesterfield county, virginia. >>> today both candidates will be in another battleground state, ohio. mitt romney will continue his bus tour through the buckeye state. the president will speak at two ohio colleges, bowling green university and kent state. the latest poll shows obama with a sizable lead in ohio. he leads by eight points among likely voters. the president holds a smaller lead in the key state of florida. he's ahead by four points among likely voters and nine points by registered voters. romney's campaign is downplaying these numbers. they say they trust their own polling. >>> this morning an expected vote on a potential rate hike for pepco. last night dozens of customers upset about the possible hike staged a protest at headquarters in downtown d.c. if approved, the plan would increase bills by $5
between him and the state of virginia. it involves governor mcdonnell's decision to remove him from the board for his travel spending. he said he's going to resign next month to avoid being a distraction. >>> it is 5:05. i am watching your money. better than expected news about the housing market. that was good news for stocks. investors encouraged by news that the sales of existing homes jumped to the best level in two years last month. builders broke ground on more new homes in august than all. good pieces of news. checking the numbers, the dow stands at 13,577. rose about 13 points in trading yesterday. nasdaq was better by 5. s&p 500 was better by 2. >>> nearly six million americans will face a tax penalty for not carrying medical coverage once president obama's new health care law goes into effect. that's two million more than previously estimated according to congressional analysts. most of them are expected to be middle class americans. the average penalty will be $1200. >>> want your starbucks at home but don't want to make a whole pot of coffee? starbucks is muscling in on
's running for governor and running in virginia like he's running for sheriff." this morning, the president's super pac has put out the first ad tied to romney's infamous video comments. >> behind these doors, mitt romney calls half the american people -- >> dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims. >> victims? behind these doors middle class families struggle and romney will make things even tougher. >> the president jumped on romney's comments in new york during an interview with the late show's david letter marn la doing his best to underline the contrast. >> i don't know what he was referring to but i can tell you this. when i won in 2008, 47% of the american people voted for john mccain. they didn't vote for me. one of the things i've learned, as president, is you represent the entire country. i promise you, there are not a lot of people out there who think they're victims. there are not a lot of people who think they're entitled to something. what i think the majority of people, democrats and republicans, believe is that we've got some obligations to each other and
in woodbridge, virginia. they each face seven counts of reckless endangerment of a child. investigators say the two women were trying to care for 21 children between the ages of three months and four years old. and they say investigators found seven infants strapped into car seats and left in bath rooms and closets. none of the children was injured. >>> another rabid beaver has turned up in fairfax county. a group of youngsters were add the hidden pond nature center sunday when a beaver jumped out of the water and started chasing them. an animal control officer shot the beaver before it bit anyone. last week an 83-year-old woman was bitten by a rabid beaver while swimming in lake barcroft. on sunday a rabid raccoon turned up in the same neighborhood. police believe infected raccoons are biting the beavers and are warning everyone to be care and keep a close watch on their pets. >>> later this morning, maryland's public service commission is going to open a hearing into power outages during this summer's derecho storm. the hearing is expected to zero in on pepco's performance after the june
on to a four-point lead, 50% to 46%, in virginia. and wyatt andrews is there tonight. wyatt. >> reporter: scott, good evening. here's the surprise in our poll here in virginia-- the president gi actually beating mitt romney now in virginia on romney's core issue, the economy. >> i absolutely think the economy is improving. op reporter: 20 miles outsmism e numbers. in our poll when likely voters erre asked who would do a better job on the economy, mitt romney led by two points in august, but that's now flipped to a two- point lead for mr. obama, 49 to 47. repu don't support the republican philosophy that tax cuts will improve the economy. so i-- i do believe that government spending can be reduced, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be spent on infrastructure, education, and orteth care. >> reporter:nt also holds a sizable 12-point lead among women voters in virginia with almost every obama campaign ad focused on women. >> moms like kristy would be mretched even more under mitt romney. >> my goodness, what a northern virginia welcome! thank you! >> reporter: but there is another side to the gend
at virginia tech, the most significant crime in the history of the state, and i had just landed in japan on a trade mission, and i got on a plane and flew back, and i spent time dealing with the breeding members of that community, and i said we would put in place a panel of people that have no connection to virginia tech, and we will have them turn it upside down so we can minimize the chance that anything like that will ever happen again. we can't prevent it but question minimize that chance. things that might have happened at ni college campus. but it required us to make significant changes to the health law, changes to campus security. there are things that went wrong. we dug into them. we found them and we fixed them to the best of our. -- our ability. >> as you take a minute, is this a broader issue with the obama's response to arab spring? >> in some regards yes. let me first take a moment and commend tim as i have before in his leadership on after -- after the tragedy on april 16th at virginia tech. as we learned from what we wrong and improved the safety of our colleges. tim, i c
member, dennis, and approved an agreement to settle a lawsuit between martir and the state of virginia. the lawsuit includes his decision to take him off the board for his travel spending. reinstated, he is going to resign next month, so as not to be a distraction. >>> virginia is getting nearly $75 million to improve high speed rail service to d.c. the u.s. department of transportation says part of that includes 11 miles of third track between stafford county and powell's creek in prince william county. >>> you know, a comfortable chair here at work. that can be a wonderful thing. but how much are you willing to pay for one and how much of that aught to be passed along to the taxpayers? scott broom takes a seat at the table of the debate. okay, so i am faking sleeping on the job. a work chair with ergonomic everything. wheels to carry 400 pounds. even an air pump to adjust the lumbar. price tag, $1,200 each. that's chip jewel, the director of emergency communications in frederick county, and no, there is no one sleeping on the job here at the 911 call center. but there has been some s
romney in battleground states most likely to decide the election. a poll of voters in colorado, virginia and wisconsin shows a virtual tie in colorado with president obama ahead by one point, a six point swing from the last poll in august. in virginia the president holds a four point lead and is now over 50%. and in wisconsin the president maintains the same 51-45% lead he did august 8th and wiped out the gains romney made after adding paul ryan to the ticket. the president has gained the most in an area that's been romney's strongest point who would do a better job on the economy. the president wiped out a ten-point disadvantage on that question in colorado and has now taken the lead in virginia and wisconsin. romney's dip in the polls comes at a time when he's been knocked off message by a secretly recorded video of him speaking at a fundraiser >> 47% with him who are dependent upon the government. >> reporter: in the tape romney said 47% of americans pay no income taxes, believe they are victims entitled to government help and will vote for president obama no matter what. >> my job is
individual performance by west virginia quarterback geno smith. west virginia first gave him the big 12 taking on baylor a two-record, 656-yard passing, eight touchdowns and the mountaineers hold off to beat baylor 70-63. west virginia will take on texas next. we'll show you the longhorns in a second. look at the numbers for robert griffin iii, heisman winner from a season ago and geno smith because of the games. # once again, mountaineers will visit austin thex yeek. tonight longhorns came back to beat oklahoma state in stillwater. david ash to mike davis inside the 5. that set up joe bergeron's touchdown run. david ash set a career high for completions with 28 and the longest come back to win 31 31 ---41-36. to the s.e.c. south carolina earning their ninth straight win dating back to next season. tied for the longest streak in their school history but they had to come back against home to do it. south carolina comes back to win 38-17. college gameday in columbia south carolina. for next week's game between south carolina and these georgia bulldogs, georgia beat t
. the showers are coming in toward northern virginia, really coming through cumberland now but they're headed toward 522. we've seen them north of cross junction here coming toward 81 in a little while. winchester, south and west a couple of heavier showers there. temperatures very warm this morning. still 80 degrees in annapolis. many areas mid- to upper 70s. 6:00 a.m., here comes monika. she has timesaver traffic. >> there's an accident on the southbound side of gallows road at the beltway blocking the left lane. that's it for any accidents that i have this morning coming in from the north side of town. no problems out of baltimore on 95, columbia, route 32 and 29 and the bw parkway looks great as well as you leave fort meade and heading for greenbelt and cheverly inside the beltway. we'll take a live look outside and show what you it looks like first on 270. southbound side, yup, this is definitely beginning to slow down. it's going to be off and on from frederick to 109 and then solid now all the way down to 121 before that pace improves. it looks good down at the point where the lanes di
, and that makes, if you believe the wisconsin-ohio flip, that makes new hampshire, virginia and nevada, maybe the last three tough states. obviously the president feels good about his demographic advantage in nevada and they feel good about the social issues playing in new hampshire. look what that does. brings us to the one state i've always believed is what replaces florida and ohio this year. virginia, virginia, virginia. and it's also not an accident as to why they picked charlotte being a state that borders on virginia. they think they can transfer energy up there. >>> north carolina was a key to president obama's victory in 2008 and democrats are hoping for a repeat this year by holding their convention in the tar heel state, but the fight is on right now for those 15 electoral votes with the latest poll showing mitt romneyry a slight edge among likely voters. joining me now, assistant democratic leader in south carolina, congressman james clyburn. congressman, you're sort of a host of this convention. right? just south of the border. >> absolutely. absolutely. >> in effect, tell me, th
in the country. massachusetts and virginia. polling just keeps coming out of massachusetts. democrat elizabeth warren has a small lead in 3 out of 4 recent polls. the fourth gave the edge to republican senator scott brown. last night the two squared off in their first senate debate. brown played up his regular guy roots arriving at the debate in his trademark green pick-up truck and attacked warren on character. >> professor warren claimed that she was a native american, a person of color. as you can see, she's not. that being said, she checked the box. >> i believed my mother and my father and my aunts and my uncles and i never asked anybody for any documentation. i don't know any kid who did. >> war didn't her best to saddle brown with the republican brand. brown did everything he could to persuade voters he wasn't really a republican -- or at least a moderate. >> this really may be a race for control of the senate and the supreme court may very well hang in the balance. >> listen, i'm the second most bipartisan in the united states senate, was recently named by washington onmagazine as the
highlands and parts of west virginia. closer to the shenandoah valley. we are drive for the most part this morning. cloudy today. more showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, of a few downpours. 89 today for the high temperature. now to steve. the 14th street bridge is starting off well from arlington into the district. springfield looks ok all town. andto the southeast southwest freeway and 13th street tunnel looking good. 109, aery county, little heavy just past the exit 109 to the truck scales. after that it continues to be a to the lane divide. here we are on 95 in virginia, a , but still t speed. looks good north of 395 as well. back to you. >> thank you. new this morning, the search is a deadlyrtar -- fewting that happened a midnight rally for quebec's new premier. >> she was removed from the stage. she was not injured. was the clear if she who wasf the shooter a 50-year-oldd as man. he shouted in french, "the english are waking up." he says a small fire behind a before he was arrested. a night of big-name democratic national convention. maryland governor o'malley was among sp
them is a caustic christian. now cops in northern virginia are afraid of a backlash. we hear about how they feel about the protests and the video that caused them. >>> good morning. and welcome to fox 5 morning news sunday. we'll have those stories, plus a big day for skins fans. we'll have a full preview of today's game. dave roth is in st. louis, as the redskins take on the rams for the second straight road game for the burgandy and gold. >> and also later in the show, basketball great shaquille o'neal is talking binge drinking. we caught up with the four-time champ on capitol hill. >> also later in at the movies, actor bill murray, what is he doing? he's cleaning our film reviewer's boot. >>> but first, today's weather looks like another gorgeous one. you're taking a live picture now at the army/navy half marathon, going on this morning. good morning, gwen. >> good morning, melanie. it's a perfect day for a marathon or anything else you would like to do outside. mother nature, definitely cooperating. let's take a look at our weather maps. here's our fox 5 accuweather satellite and r
at home mitt romney made sulgs jobs on foreign policy. campaigning in battleground virginia, romney offered this message. >> american leadership, the middle east needs american leadership and i intend to be a president that provides the leadership that america respects. >> and romney was relatively measured responding to this barb of the president concerning an interviewing on telemundo. >> i have observed there's a tendency to shoot without aim. >> asked about it, romney chose no, sir to swing back. >> the exact same conclusion the white house reached. the statement was inappropriate. that's why they backed away from it as well. >> but the romney campaign has escalated their attacks on the president this morning telling "the washington post" that the deadly protest sweeping the middle east would not have happened if romney were president. foreign policy adviser rich williamson is quoted, there's a pretty compelling story that if you had a president romney you'd be in a different situation. for the first time since jimmy carter, we've had an american ambassador assassinated. he also
the power ten are ohio, florida, north carolina, virginia, new hampshire, colorado, nevada, iowa, wisconsin, and michigan. memorize those states. they make up a whopping 126 electoral votes. given this, it's perhaps totally not that surprising at all that president obama has been campaigning in new hampshire, iowa and florida since friday. in the same period, governor romney has hit iowa, new hampshire, virginia and travels to ohio today. as a backgrounder, in 2008, president obama won all of these states in contention. this year, polling in key tossup states is making the romney campaign very, very nervous, especially in ohio. leading up to the conventions, president obama held a six-point lead in the state. but the romney campaign tells politico their internal polling since then has shown as much as a nine-point gap in the buckeye state. this comes as voters in many key swing states are already heading to the polls or will be shortly. early voelgts in north carolina began by mail-in ballot last thursday. late next week early voting begins in wisconsin, michigan, new hampshire and virginia
science professor in virginia. thank you so much for your time. we have romney and obama in virginia right now. we have this segment called purple rain for a rain. it's solidly purple, and this is an interesting race for many reasons in virginia. what are you watching? >> the problem in virginia for the romney campaign is they're on the defensive on all the issues, on the economy, women's issues, national security, all of issues that are important they're on the defensive right now. they don't have an issue opening to press the obama campaign on in virginia. they're behind on the economy, which was supposed to be president obama's weakness. so i think they're really in trouble in virginia. we've seen a slip on the part of the romney campaign since the convention, so whatever that convention bounces, it turned into a convention slide in virginia. we have a series of polls out now that show the gap widening between obama and romney. i think the romney campaign needs to find an opening, a gap to shoot in virginia on that issue. they need to press that gap. >> it's interesting you say that the
in nine battleground states deciding the election. ohio, florida, virginia, colorado, iowa, wisconsin, north carolina, nevada, new hampshire. bad news for mitt romney, he doesn't lead in a single one. at best within the poll's margin of error. at worst, trails by eight points. this morning, how the nine states stack up. we said it again and again. the president's job approval rating may be the best indicator of where the bout may be. where it is more than 50, the president favored to win. iowa, florida, new hampshire, ohio, virginia, his approval rating below that, 47 or 48 in four. colorado, nevada, north carolina, wisconsin. here is a second way to breakdown the numbers. romney struggled with favorability number all year. that number underwater, more voters have unfavorable than favorable view in six states. romney is in positive territory in just three. florida, north carolina, virginia. finally, a third bucket of looking at these numbers in the extent of romney's problems. for months, romney led on who could better handle the economy. in four more, he trails the president. colorad
most likely to decide the election. a poll of voters in colorado, virginia and wisconsin shows a virtual tie in colorado with president obama ahead by one point, a six point swing from the last poll in august. in virginia the president holds a four point lead and is now over 50%. and in wisconsin the president maintains the same 51-45% lead he did august 8th and wiped out the gains romney made after adding paul ryan to the ticket. the president has gained the most in an area that's been romney's strongest point who would do a better job on the economy. the president wiped out a ten-point disadvantage on that question in colorado and has now taken the lead in virginia and wisconsin. romney's dip in the polls comes at a time when he's been knocked off message by a secretly recorded video of him speaking at a fundraiser >> 47% with him who are dependent upon the government. >> reporter: in the tape romney said 47% of americans pay no income taxes, believe they are victims entitled to government help and will vote for president obama no matter what. >> my job is not to worry about
virginia. i am looking forward to going there soon. we have to include more voices and all the debates prefers presidential debate is coming up in denver and i think we will be in virginia tech before the debate. i know this was the side of the killing of 32 people. the brady campaign against gun violence has waged a campaign to get jim lehrer of pbs who will be posted the first presidential election to ask the question about gun violence. another. you don't hear much debate between the republican candidate mitt romney and president obama -- we will open up the debate and expand the debate as we so often do on "democracy now, "to a third party candidates. we will be in denver, to and we will have third-party candidates responding to the same questions being put to mitt romney and president obama. we will broadcast democracy now.org and on radio as well. you raised the issue of the critical vote as we traveled through pennsylvania. a whole issue of voter suppression and having been in charlotte, a great civil-rights city, where the students from the historical black college in 1960 set
on the road against west virginia. a team is averaging 55 points a game. the terrapins went into morgantown as 26 point underdogs. they struggled pretty much most of the season when the mountaineers have been impressive. the baltimore native was a problem for the terps d all day long. 44 yards, hear from gino smith off to the races. 14-0. terps quarterback is the freshman. he had a good day. he found stefan digs who does the rest. talk about yards after the catch. digs just three receptions today, but racked up 113 yards. terps down 7. next position, hill fires a dart to marcus leak to complete a nine play, 64-yard drive. that ties the ball game at 14. terps hung in there, but to austin again. third touchdown of the day. in all, 13 catches for 179 yards. west virginia wins this one by 10. 31-21. >> there are no moral victories, you know. we don't play the game and put the effort and time we get into to walk away feeling good. >> it was very frustrating. we're doing what we need to do and one or two plays slipping by and executing on it. >> you know, it was a little bit on the line. my co
and north parts of virginia with without power. widespread power out annuals possible. we have more severe weather possible stretching from parts of new england all the way down into the carolinas. we have a number of severe weather watches and also tornado watches. aside from tornadoes, large hail, damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 miles an hour is possible, dangerous lightning and flash flooding and the culprit for all this is a large and strong cold front that's continuing to push eastward. bringing in a lot of heavy rain across parts of upstate new york, into parts of maryland and virginia, and you can see how far south some of those thunderstorms stretch into parts of the florida panhandle. otherwise here is a look how many severe weather watches we have in effect. most of them stretching into parts of later tonight, 11:00 p.m. is the latest one. severe thunderstorm watch. now one in particular does include southern parts of the state of maine. otherwise you can see currently actually no tornado warning. that earlier tornado warning for berkshire county has been allowed to expire. b
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